July 22, 2015 RSS feed / News

Freeport, Portland armed robberies are likely linked

FREEPORT It appears the armed theft of an SUV in Portland and later bank robbery in Freeport on Firday were perpetrated by the same individual, according to the Portland Police Department. More...

Bath man pleads guilty to firearms charge

BATH — United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced Friday, July 17, that Johnny Ray Johnson, 57, of Bath, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court to possession of firearms by a felon.  More...

Parkman murder suspect sighted in Guilford

GUILFORD   Multiple law enforcement agencies were in the First and Second Davis Pond area of Guilford on Monday, where a sighting of Robert Burton was confirmed.  More...

Scientist: Plastic bags might kill pet fish

ORONO (AP) — A University of Maine scientist says some bags used to transport pet fish home from aquariums leach a toxic chemical that might kill the animals.  More...

Man died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

YORK (AP) — Maine authorities say a 59-year-old Vermont man died at sea of carbon monoxide poisoning last month about 13 miles off of York Harbor.  More...

Vigil to be held for Lac-Megantic disaster

PORTLAND (AP) — Activists at a Portland, Maine, rally to commemorate the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic, Quebec, rail disaster say the explosion underscores the need for more clean energy.  More...

Gas prices fall a bit in Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — Gas prices in Maine have fallen nearly a penny per gallon in the past week.  The average retail gas price in Maine was $2.79 per gallon on Sunday. More...

Trial targets activist’s claim of sex abuse

PORTLAND (AP) — Lawyers are due to give their opening statements in a civil lawsuit targeting an activist who accused an orphanage founder in Haiti of molesting boys.  A jury was selected Monday in Portland for the defamation claim brought More...

Maine hosting secretaries of state

PORTLAND (AP) — Lieutenant governors and secretaries of state from across the country are heading to Maine this week for their annual summer conference.  The National Association of Secretaries of State conference, hosted by Maine Secretar More...

Acute hepatitis C in Maine linked to heroin

PORTLAND (AP) — As Maine continues to weather its worst acute hepatitis C outbreak since cases were recorded in the 1990s, health advocates say the state’s heroin epidemic is to blame.   More...

Man found guilty in wife’s killing

BANGOR (AP) — An Ellsworth man has been convicted of killing his wife on Christmas Day 2013.  WLBZ-TV reports Justice Ann Murray found Christopher Saenz guilty Monday in the death of his wife Hilary Saenz.  During the trial, friends a More...

2 men charged with killing escort at hotel

Prosecutors say a woman who was killed last week at a Massachusetts hotel was an escort from New York City who was shot as two men tried to rob her.  Police found the victim, 34-year-old Sanisha Johnson of the Bronx, in a room at a Burlington ho More...

After vote win, Greece’s Tsipras looks to rebuild talks

ATHENS, Greece   Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece on Monday faced the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal that might prevent it from falling out of the euro — More...

Cosby’s quaaludes admission may help women’s suit

PHILADELPHIA   Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released c More...

Mali extremist traded for hostage killed

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian special forces spokesman says an Islamic extremist who was released last year in exchange for the freedom of a French hostage in Mali has been killed.  More...

Wildfires in Canada force evacuations

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — More than 200 forest fires are burning across western Canada, causing a heavy gray haze to settle over the Pacific coast and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.  More...

Mexico rescues 12 Cubans from raft

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 12 Cuban men who were found aboard a makeshift raft off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.  Photos supplied by the Navy on Monday showed a raft apparently made of polystyrene foam bl More...

Mozambique destroys ivory, rhino horn

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique says it has destroyed a large stockpile of confiscated ivory and rhino horn in an effort to curb severe poaching of the country’s elephant population.  More...

Mexican helicopter comes under fire

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s navy says six people are dead after a group of suspected criminals sparked a skirmish by opening fire on a Marine helicopter near the U.S. More...

Shoe factory collapses in China, killing 14

BEIJING (AP) — A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing 14 people and injuring 33 others, local authorities said Monday.  Nine people escaped unscathed after the collapse Saturday afternoon in the Zhejiang More...